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Lead Instructor/Flight Manager

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Salary based upon experience.

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Teacher / Professor
Job Type
Full Time

Job Details

Salary/Position Classification
  • $50,000 Annual, Exempt
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No
Purpose of Position

To provide leadership and oversight to a group of flight instructors and their assigned students. The Lead Flight Instructor also conducts advanced flight training and stage checks.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead Manager/Flight Instructor: Management:
    • Maintain AIMS Pilot Manager duties and responsibilities.
    • Counsels students and CFI's to improve performance.
    • Mentor students and CFIs to improve performance.
    • Monitor and maintain CFI compliance with appropriate FARs and Safety Policies and Procedures.
    • Assist with CFI hiring and new hire training. • Suggest changes for the improvement of any aspect to UND Flight Operations.
    • Assist in the performance of other duties as assigned by the asst. Chief or Chief Flight Instructor.
    • Conduct student review boards.
    • Conduct observations of CFI's conducting training.
  • Operations Liaison:
    • Between management and the CFI's and students.
    • Ensure assigned CFI's and students are aware of organizational goals and objectives.
    • Participates as a "Manager on Duty".
    • Promotes and participates in the Safety Management System (SMS) culture.
    • Communicates with other UND departments as appropriate.
    • Assist in the performance of other duties as assigned by the Asst. Chief or Chief Flight Instructor.
  • Flight training and stage checks:
    • 550 hours of student contact time.
    • Conduct advanced stage checks.
  • Safety:
    • Promotes and participates in the Safety Management System (SMS) culture.
    • Accident, Incident, occurrence reviews.
    • SRA involvement.
    • Participation in various committees; ERT, Safety Council, SMS, ATC.
    • Assist the Dir. Of Aviation with any request, concern or project.
Required Competencies
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to make sound training and safety decisions.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent flight training/experience.
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of FAR's and Part 141 Pilot School Operations.
  • Required FAA Ratings:
    • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating.
    • Singe and Multi Engine Ratings
    • Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Rating - Airplane.
    • Class III Medical Rating.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identityand eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Multi-engine Instructor Rating.


The University of North Dakota is one of the largest employers in the region. The University provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes full health insurance premium coverage for single or family plans, a retirement plan, tuition benefits for employees, as well as for the spouse and dependents of the employee, on-campus training programs, exclusive internal recruitment opportunities, as well as many other benefits.

Company info
264 Centennial Drive
Stop 7127
Grand Forks
United States

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